Table 6

Multivariate decomposition of child and maternal factors associated with full immunisation inequality between rural and urban residence

CharacteristicsDifference due to characteristics (E)Difference due to coefficients (C)
CoefficientPercentage (%)CoefficientPercentage (%)
% total explained disparity76.4723.53
Child factors
 Child’s sex
  Male0.000180.160.005764.78
  Female0.000190.16−0.00578−4.80
 Birth order
  1−0. 00880***7.310.004834.01
  2−0. 00484***4.030.007886.55
  3−0. 00013−0.11−0.00091−0.76
  4−0. 00001−0.010.01981.65
  5−0. 00143**1.18−0.00187−1.56
  6+−0. 01799***14.94−0.01544−12.82
Maternal factors
 Age
  15–190.00121***1.01−0.00147−1.22
  20–240.00015**0.13−0.01200*−9.97
  25–29−0. 00032−0.27−0.00422−3.51
  30–340.00031**0.26−0.00221−1.84
  35–39−0. 00014**−0.120.002632.18
  40–440.000150.12−0.00289−2.40
  45–490.00135*−1.120.00206*1.70
Education
 No education0.002231.850.00364−3.03
 Primary−0. 00670***−5.57−0.01793*14.89
 Secondary−0. 00569−4.730.00378−3.14
 Higher0.00241−2.00−0.000150.12
Wealth quintile
 Poorest−0.00218−1.810.02299**19.10
 Poorer0.01464*12.16−0.01040−8.64
 Poor0.002972.47−0.00878−7.29
 Richer−0.00294−2.44−0.00748**−6.21
 Richest0.04304***35.740.00194*1.61
Occupation
 Not working−0.00027−0.23−0.01306***10.85
 Working−0.00027−0.230.03056***−25.38
Distance to health facility
 Not a big problem/no problem−0.00957***7.94−0.002171.79
 A big problem−0.00957***7.940.00197−1.63
Sex of household head
 Male−0.00042−0.35−0.01640*13.61
 Female−0.00042−0.35−0.00414*−3.44
Health insurance
 No−0.00097−0.81−0.08356***69.39
 Yes−0.00097−0.81−0.00469***−3.89
  • * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001.